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Iron Savior

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Iron Savior
Iron Savior at Metal Embrace 2022
Iron Savior at Metal Embrace 2022
Background information
OriginHamburg, Germany
GenresPower metal
Years active1996–present
MembersPiet Sielck
Jan-S Eckert
Joachim "Piesel" Küstner
Patrick Klose
Past membersKai Hansen
Thomen Stauch
Dan Zimmermann
Andreas Kück
Yenz Leonhardt
Thomas Nack

Iron Savior is a German power metal band that was formed in Hamburg in 1996.[1] Following a period of several years working behind the scenes in music production, multi-instrumentalist and producer/engineer Piet Sielck joined with former Helloween bandmate Kai Hansen and then-drummer for Blind Guardian, Thomen Stauch in a new project that would blend power metal with a high-concept science fiction story.[1] The band's debut album Iron Savior introduced the story that would be told over the course of multiple albums, featuring a self-aware space vessel called the Iron Savior and its relationship to the mythical lost civilization of Atlantis.[2]

Critics have compared Iron Savior's sound and musical approach to classic heavy metal bands like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and Queensrÿche.[1] Kai Hansen's presence in the band brought to the Iron Savior albums on which he appeared a style heavily influenced by Gamma Ray and Helloween.[3]

Since its inception, Iron Savior has released twelve studio albums, two EPs, three singles and one live album.

Despite numerous lineup changes, Piet has continued to direct the band and is currently the only remaining founding member.[1]



Current band members

  • Piet Sielck – lead vocals, guitar (1996–present), bass (1996)
  • Jan-Sören Eckert – bass, vocals (1997–2003, 2011–present)
  • Joachim "Piesel" Küstner – guitar, backing vocals (2000–present)
  • Patrick Klose – drums (2017–present)

Former band members

  • Kai Hansen – guitar, vocals (1996–2001)
  • Thomen Stauch – drums (1996–1998)
  • Andreas Kück – keyboards, backing vocals (1998–2003)
  • Dan Zimmermann – drums (1998–1999)
  • Thomas Nack – drums (1999–2017; touring member: 1997–1998)
  • Yenz Leonhardt – bass, backing vocals (2003–2011)







Extended plays



  • Titans of Our Time (2002)
  • Time Will Tell (2004)
  • In the Realm of Heavy Metal (2023)
  • Firestar (2023)
  • Through the Fires of Hell (2023)

Live albums



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  2. ^ "The whole Iron Savior story". Iron Savior. Archived from the original on 18 December 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Iron Savior – Biography". Metal Storm. Retrieved 6 February 2011.
  4. ^ "Iron Savior Announces New Album; Streams Track - in Metal News". Metalunderground.com. Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Iron Savior: 'Rise Of The Hero' Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed - Blabbermouth.net". 27 December 2013. Archived from the original on 27 December 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2020.
  6. ^ "IRON SAVIOR To Release Kill Or Get Killed Album In March: "Eternal Quest" Song Streaming". Bravewords.com. 18 January 2019. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  7. ^ "IRON SAVIOR announce new album". AFM Records. 12 October 2020. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  8. ^ "Iron Savior Returns "In the Realm of Heavy Metal" In New Single & Video Off Upcoming Album". Metal Rules. 11 August 2023. Retrieved 20 September 2023.